Originally Posted by SteelersinCA
The interesting thing about all of this, to me, is that given the theories of accomplice liability in the U.S., the New York Times would be JUST AS GUILTY OF ANYTHING CRIMINAL that Assange would be. Where's the outrage over the NYT hosting the leaks???
Or why didn't all of these same people - Palin, Hawkins, Goldberg, et al. - insist on having the CIA assassinate Robert Novak after he leaked Valerie Plame's identity? That was a clear breach of national security, and by a US citizen, no less. He should have been strung up by his pubes, by most accounts. But Novak was never under the microscope for even a millisecond.
The reason is obvious: since it didn't involve the daily functions of empire, partisan politics trumped "security" in that instance.